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PREVIEW: Gigs of the Week in Leeds, June 2nd-June 8th

David Ford @ Brudenell Social Club, Saturday 2nd June

Although his music has not yet reached the popularity that it deserves, David Ford’s compositions have been long recognised and praised by the critics. Dressed in indie-pop with influences of blues rock, Ford’s songs are an experience and a true pleasure for the listener. As a multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter with five records on his back, Ford resonates with one-of-a-kind authenticity and true passion while performing his music in front of a crowd. His latest album Animal Spirits came out earlier this year, and that’s a perfect reason to walk down to Brudenell Music Hall this week and hear how Ford’s newest ideas have developed.

Spoon @ Brudenell Social Club, Sunday 3rd June

One of the most adored and critically-acclaimed bands of the ’00s is bringing their exciting blend of punk and classic rock to Leeds this week. Spoon emerged on the music scene over twenty years ago and since then have cemented their position in the rock music space like not many other bands. Their live performances are everything that you could expect –  consistent yet not predictable, showcasing the evolution of sound that the band has gone through over the years. If you still can’t believe that, listen to Spoon’s latest effort, an incredible album Hot Thoughts (2017) and go see them live this Sunday at Brudenell.

Wavves @ Belgrave Music Hall, Thursday 7th June

Wavves can definitely be described as a band with a dedicated fanbase. The San Diego-based group has earned a reputation for its gigs being a mixture of mad dancing, ecstatic chaos and over-the-moon enthusiasm. The fans can’t be solely blamed for this – Wavves provide the audience with a solid dose of surf punk and indie rock, intertwined with sunshiny melodies, which cause nothing but an urge to jump along with the crowd. So if you’re looking for something slightly more bumpy and coarse than your usual laid-back gig, turn up to see Wavves this Thursday at Belgrave, and you might even like it.

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